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Road rage behind many motor vehicle accidents

| Sep 20, 2018 | motor vehicle accidents

How often are drivers in Louisiana seen making bad decisions? How often do people overreact when behind the wheel? How often do road rage incidents occur, and how often do people get hurt or worse in the motor vehicle accidents that result from such incidents? The truth is, people are not always paying attention when they drive; they do not always make great decisions, and road rage incidents are on the rise because some individuals cannot control their frustrations while driving.

Road rage is said to be responsible for one-third of all traffic accidents. It is believed that two-thirds of all traffic fatalities can be attributed to road rage. In other words, this is a big problem across the entire country.

The simple truth of the matter is, more drivers are becoming aggressive drivers. They believe speeding is normal. They believe taking their frustrations out on others with whom they share the road is OK. The problem with this attitude is that it takes their focus off the road, and this creates a safety issue.

Road rage cases range in their severity. In any of them, the drivers responsible may face criminal charges for their actions and they may face civil actions as well. In Louisiana, victims of road rage-related motor vehicle accidents, or — in the event of fatality — their surviving family members, may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses. An experienced attorney can assist in the filing, negotiating and, if necessary, litigating of personal injury, wrongful death and other related legal claims in order to seek maximum compensation for the client.